Generac 5847 8,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (CSA)

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Generac 5847 8,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (CSA)

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The 5847 includes:

  • 1x Generac 5847 XG8000E 8000 Watt Portable Generator with Electric Start, CSA Certified
  • 1x Battery
  • 1x Battery Tender (Charger)


  • 8,000 watts of power supplied when you need it
  • Emissions Certification: CSA, electric start
  • Low-oil shutdown protects engine from damage
  • Outlets are covered and protected by a GFCI system
  • Low oil levels cause the unit to shut down automatically rather than continue running and cause damage
  • Fold down handles and rugged wheels make mobility easy
  • This model is CSA compliant

Checking up on your portable generator shouldn't be a process in itself. Even in night time, XG8000E's control panel will display engine controls and watt usage that are easy to read, thanks to its illuminating properties. What sets this 8,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator apart is its engine; Generac's own OHVI engine is incorporated and operates 3-4 times longer than the average competitive engine. The GFCI system, as well as the covered outlets, makes this unit extremely safe to operate in all weather conditions. When oil levels get dangerously low, your engine is kept safe by the automatic low-oil shutdown. While it's always good practice to take care of your generator, it won't shut down if it receives a few bumps and bruises, because the unit is shielded by the heavy duty frame tubing. Whenever or wherever you need power, Generac is always ready to supply it

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  • Residential Yes or No?
  • *Liftgate needed or no Liftgate needed. (For Jet, Powermatic and most Generac items, there is no extra charge for Liftgate service.)(Note: there is a $75** fee for this)
  • Commercial Yes or No? (If yes, please provide the business name and address of the company)

*What is a liftgate: A liftgate is used on the back of a commercial vehicle to lower heavy items to the ground. Without the lifgate option you are agreeing that you can get the item off the end of the truck. The truck driver is only obligated to get the items to the back of the truck, but in some case will provide some assistance.
**We will send you a Paypal invoice or contact you to set up alternate payment method. Upon payment, we'll release your item for shipment.

Covered by Generac's 2 Year Limited Warranty. Click Here for Generac Warranty Documentation.

Tech Specs:

  • Brand: Generac
  • Model: XG8000E
  • MPN: 5847
  • UPC: 696471058475
  • Type: Portable Generator
  • CSA model: Yes
  • Running watts: 8000
  • Starting watts: 10000
  • Engine displacement: 410cc
  • Engine type: OHVI
  • Pressure lube with filter: Yes
  • Starting method: Electric/Manual
  • Battery included: Yes
  • Low oil shutdown: Yes
  • Fuel tank size (gallons): 9.0 (steel)
  • Run time @ 50% load: 10 hours
  • PowerBar wattage meter: Yes
  • Control panel LED lights: Yes
  • Hour meter: Yes
  • Outlets: (4) 5-20R GFCI (1) L14-30R 120/240V Twist-Lock
  • Covered outlets: Yes
  • Handle style: Folding/locking
  • Wheels: 10-inch semi-solid
  • Dimensions (LxWxH, inches): 31.5 x 25.5 x 28
  • Weight (pounds): 250
  • Warranty, residential: 2-year, limited
  • Warranty, commercial: 1-year, limited
  • Package Qty.: 1

How To Setup and Maintain your Portable Generator

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Getting to Know the Controls and Components on Your XG Series Portable Generator

Assembling the Wheel Kit on Your XG Series Portable Generator

Adding Fuel to Your XG Series Portable Generator

Adding Oil to Your XG Series Portable Generator

Excerpts From the Bosses Radio Show

  1. Two Important Factors to consider when setting up and locating your generator: (Audio Answer)

  2. What size generator do I need? (Audio Answer)

  3. Is it Ok to run a generator inside the home? (Audio Answer)

  4. What are the 3 ways to incorporate a generator into your backup power plan? (Audio Answer)

  5. What's the best way to incorporate a generator so that switching to it is hassle-free? (Audio Answer)

  6. How will a transfer switch eliminate the need for a lot of messy cords? (Audio Answer)

  7. What size extension cords should I be using with my generator? (Audio Answer)

  8. What is the overall cost of transfer switch installation and how easy to they make it to use the generator? (Audio Answer)

  9. Is a 5000 or 5500 Watt generator enough to cover my needs? (Audio Answer)

  10. Is there a complicated maintenance procedure needed when the generator is not in use? (Audio Answer)

  11. What about fuel stabilizer? (Audio Answer)

  12. Should I keep the fuel tank full or empty? (Audio Answer)

  13. What about oil changes? (Audio Answer)

  14. I just need a simple installation to power a single appliance, like a sump pump. What do I need to know? (Audio Answer)

  15. I live in a place where a generator isn't an option, what about a small-scale battery backup solution? (Audio Answer)

  16. What kind of draw is involved in keeping the heat on in winter? (Audio Answer)

  17. Why did you choose to sell Generac generators? (Audio Answer)

  18. What is the real-world price of a generator setup? (Audio Answer)

Overall Rating for Generac 5847 8,000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator (CSA)
(based on 1 review)
Generac XG8000E
By Larry from Bristol Pa. on November 27, 2012
I purchased this unit on line from . I had no problem placing my order the service I received was excellent , the shipping was great and the price was right .
This is a well made all AMERICAN MADE piece of equipment that is ideal for a home backup in the event of a power outage .

I would recommend this item to a friend.

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